English Comp II CF The Lottery Critical Analysis

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Minimum of 300 words

example of questions to go off of

  • What argument, if any, is the text making?
  • If an argument is being made, how is that argument being supported?
  • What logical appeals are used and when?
  • Why is it ironic that the story's main activity is called "The Lottery?"
  • After reading the full story, refer back to the beginning, near the middle of page 101. The text states that "people were sorry for [Mr. Summers], because he had no children and his wife was a scold." Why might this line seem more significant after reading the whole story?
  • An entire paragraph is spent describing "The black box." Why might this be?
  • In the middle of page 102, why is an entire paragraph devoted to lost traditions?

Tutor Answer

School: Duke University


Running head: THE LOTTERY

The Lottery
Student’s name
Student’s institution

The Lottery
The main argument in the story "The Lottery" by revolves on following tradition without
examining the reasons and the effects that follow. The author reflects on a community that kept
its tradition of "the lottery," despite other neighboring communities disregarding it. The lottery
was ...

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